ポロメリア (Polomeria): Poetic Rock Idols

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Meet Polomeria, idol unit with a very refined sound inspired by the most poetic and introspective side of alternative rock.
I’ve been reading Polomeria‘s name quite a bit on Twitter lately, so I decided to give them a chance; that was one of the best ideas I had in the last few months. Originally a four-piece, the Tokyo group is currently living transition phase with only two members, while recruiting new ones. No harm done, anyway: Minika and Hana keep carrying on the intense live activities and it doesn’t seem like they want to stop.

At the moment, their only release is a mini-album titled 形而上のレイラ (Keijijō No Reira), published about one year ago; the trailer on their YouTube channel presents five different songs ranging from the electronic pop of the second track to the instrumental melancholy of its follower, from the ethereal sound of the opening song to the supersonic rhythms of the last one. The best track is probably “花占い” (Hana Uranai), bright and delicate, later re-published on the same channel.

It’s only after this release that Polomeria start to build their own identity using the right amount of the ingredients at their disposal: choosing to employ more electric guitars leads the unit toward a poetic rock sound, at the same time dreamy and melancholic. We can appreciate the result on their first official video for “恋文〜れんぶん〜” (Koibumi 〜Renbun〜): a love letter perfectly represents the emotions enclosed in Polomeria‘s music.

Since then, the group followed their newfound way, as proved by the two tracks published a couple of months ago: “波の音” (Nami No Ne) shows the more energic side of this style, while “4時20分、このガラス突き刺す” (4-Ji 20-Bu, Kono Garasu Tsukisasu) brings back a bit of introspective sounds also transposed on the rainy background pic chosen for the song.


In the hope that they will find new members soon, Polomeria are a group that may be able to greatly satisfy people interested in dream-like alternative rock idols; the quality of their music fully makes up for the small discography, especially now that they seem to have found their own artistic identity.

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